Major Title 2 - Tournament Leader

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Irem

Major Title 2 - Tournament Leader screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): majtitl2 majtitl2j majtitl2a majtitl2b

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Major Title 2 - Tournament Leader © 1992 Irem.


Major Title 2 is a golf game for up to four players who choose to play as one of four different golfers. Each golfer possesses a unique skill-set that influences their ability to make certain types of shots (power hitter, all-round player, technician and magician).

The game offers a choice of two different courses and provides the usual array of game modes: tournament, match play, stroke play and a skins game.

During play, the action is presented in two different perspectives. The pre-shot perspective is a standard third-person view from behind the golfer but once the ball is hit, the view switches to a top-down perspective to track the ball in flight. Once players are on the green, a window is displayed showing a zoomed-in overhead view detailing the green's contours.

Major Title 2 takes a simplified approach to hitting the ball. Instead of setting the power and controlling the shot, the only function of the swing meter is to select the vertical angle of the shot, which sets the amount of back or topspin applied to the ball. The strength of each swing is selected prior to the shot by setting a power gauge to one of 16 levels.

Draw and fade can also be applied to the ball by changing the players stance prior to taking the shot. However, the game specifies the maximum distance for the putter in yards, but measures distance on the greens in meters.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Major Title 2 - Tournament Leader the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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Irem M-92F system hardware

Main CPU : V33 (@ 9 Mhz), V30 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), GA20 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2048

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

This game is known in US as "The Irem Skins Game".

When you run the game for the first time, the default highscore table (CAREER STATUS) is empty (everything is at 0).

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.